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Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Do you have the biopsy report that you can quote?
Generally speaking, this would mean that it was malignant. There are all different kinds of benign polyps, and some that are suspicious for turning into cancer. Then there are those that are frankly malignant. If the colonoscopy removed the whole polyp, more surgery may not be necessary. If it didn't, then they may want to do a resection, removing just a little bit of the colon since only one polyp was found. You will find out more at the meeting next week. They may even want to do another colonoscopy. The good news is that this has been caught early.
That's correct. Any polyp would have bacteria. A biopsy is used to check for precancerous or cancerous cells.
You're so very welcome. Good luck with the meeting next week.